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  1. 6 points
    This is a bit of a strange one to post here, but there is a lot of negotiating between two companies that could result in Nashville becoming home to another Fortune 500 company. The companies are AmSurg and Envision Healthcare as they explore a merger. Proposed terms are not widely known, but AmSurg appears to be the acquiring entity, although Envision's revenues and market cap are greater. http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/area-stocks/article/20782366/taking-stock-amsurgs-ceiling-for-envision-bid
  2. 5 points
    Nashville Chamber of Commerce travels to Twin Cities to study their successful mass transit system: http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/homes/2016/06/12/chambers-annual-trip-focuses-transit-successes/85568258/
  3. 5 points
    Photos from 301 Church St which is a great condo building in downtown that I'm fortunate to work in sporadically.
  4. 5 points
    I love what Smelly Cat had done with their patio. For starters they've standardized their chairs with only the comfortable ones (red floaty chairs, solid metal black chairs, and the wicker benches). They used to have some uncomfortable chairs. Then, they've basically added seating on every patch that they could, paved or grass, like that big natural tree well next to the Company Store with a slick gang plank and roped off borders. Now that the Co Store has made their patio, this whole area is easily one of the best mixing of gathering space and parking spaces I've seen in this city. I can get behind parking lots like these.
  5. 4 points
    Just as long as it gets us a 75-story, 1,300-foot skyscraper corporate HQ, it's all good.
  6. 3 points
    Photos from Nashville Walls Project, mural at First Tennessee Park nears completion. (photos are from their Facebook page)
  7. 2 points
    What's worse is that it's on a brand new baseball stadium. Had the stadium been done right to begin with (BRICK) Murals wouldn't be necessary to make this structure look better.
  8. 2 points
    Updates from across First Avenue from Riverfront Park. 222 2nd Avenue looking west from corner of Molloy and First Avenue. Eventually, from this close-up viewpoint, all you will be able to see is the 24-story structure: Some sort of facade work being done on the XO Communications/Asurion Building on SW corner of First and Molloy. Lipstick on a pig in my opinion. My hope is that this whole block will eventually become something magnificent in the next decade.
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    From NP: the Williamson ECD has 9000 jobs in the pipeline of new projects. http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/economic-development/article/20782293/williamson-ecd-pipeline-includes-9000-jobs
  11. 1 point
    I like that the oval stretches diagonally across the space à la Romare Bearden Park. Too many of the open spaces at UNCC are symmetrical with straight lines.
  12. 1 point
    Let's hope not. It would be a significant loss if the Asurion building were to be gone someday
  13. 1 point
    It's asinine to think that CATS would ever install a secure faregate system at all stations. HOWEVER, maybe 15 years down the line, once CATS formally converts to a smart card system, I could see CATS possibly adding faregates at stations that aren't at grade (Tyvola, CTC, Stonewall, etc..). Metro in LA has done that as well. Light rail stations that could be easily secured received faregates, while all others remain part of a proof of payment system, requiring riders to tap on to a fare reader at the station.
  14. 1 point
    Nothing has significantly changed between the 60s/70s and today in terms of highway construction other than the recognition that it only exacerbates sprawl and lowers property values in immediately adjacent neighborhoods. As mr. chips mentioned, many cities are dismantling, burying, or trying to minimize the impact of urban highways. I don't know of a single city that is pushing to build a highway through its downtown. Leaders in places like San Francisco and New York have recognized that space currently devoted to cars would be better devoted to public spaces and affordable housing. The amount of space a highway and its easements takes is a complete waste: highways do not generate any property taxes, generally are revenue negative (even toll roads), and again, subdivide neighborhoods. Take a non-highway like Assembly. Columbia has built out curbs to try to make the road seem less cavernous, but it still feels like it slices the CBD off from the Vista and main campus from the Moore School/Koger Center/Greek Village, etc.. Now imagine building a highway above grade and tell me that it won't feel like a wall. There's a reason that many cities have tried to get creative with pedestrian bridges over and walkways under highways: people often do not feel safe or comfortable crossing them. Building a highway anywhere downtown would only serve to halt development beyond it.
  15. 1 point
    Just a heads up that lots of items within Publix especially of the non-parishable variety have been relocated to new aisles.
  16. 1 point
    Night shots taken of the 300 entrance and Kimpton Hotel during the Taste of Chalotte. The crane and construction workers were working hard tonight.
  17. 1 point
    No, No, No - we don't need more highways, especially downtown. Don't you realize that many cities are actually tearing down the ugly highways that were mistakenly built in the city centers - e.g. Seattle, Boston. Even Greenville tore down a bridge in order to reveal the beautiful waterfall and create a lovely urban park. We need to make the drivers so frustrated that they decide to live downtown, and that the "powers that be" build mass transit systems to get us around. Say "No" to cars!
  18. 1 point
    Drove down Church Street for the first time in a while today. I was really blown away with just how massive this building is.
  19. 1 point
    Yeah Downtown East is not doing it for me either...but the development stories keep coming up... ‘Downtown East’ becomes an attractive location for businesses https://www.businessreport.com/business/downtown-east-attracting-increasing-number-businesses-due-areas-available-affordable-properties
  20. 1 point
    300 South Tryon is officially visible from inside Brevard Court. It's going to feel nice and dense in there once that sucker is topped out. Also, non 300 related, the orchestra played in Romare Bearden last night and the music boomed all the way up through Latta. You could sit in front of Hooligans or Belfast with you pint and just get a surround sound symphony. It was lovely.
  21. 1 point
    Another pic gazing up. Cool variation in the facade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  23. 1 point
    Green Monster seating!!!!! More images in article.
  24. 1 point
    I'll weigh in here as an occasional festival goer. If it is true that Bonnaroo is having a difficult time selling out, it's by no fault of their own. Year over year, they provide a good product with a diverse lineup. They are constantly improving the facilities and making the fan experience more enjoyable. The problem is competition. Bonnaroo was one of the first major festivals in North America, when "festivals" we're kind of a new concept. Nowadays, there is a new festival around every corner. There are so many, in fact, that it is really diluting the "festival" experience. To make matters worse, it seems like every festival out there is trying too hard to be diverse. They all follow the same protocol; 1 world wide known band, 1 hip hop act, 1 "legacy" preformer, 1 "touring" band. Most festivals have gotten away from being "themed" (hard rock, blues, jam bands). Bonnaroo began as a jam band festival and quickly moved away from that model. Sure, it's fun to see diversity at shows, but for most music fans, it greatly reduces the number of acts on a lineup that they will get excited about. Festivals are getting such similar lineups these days, that the defining feature tends to be location. Camping vs. no camping. Farm, city, beach. City park vs. town square. Small stages and quick sets vs. large stages and full sets. Pick your favorite flavor. The "festival" scene is really in a bubble right now. And I speculate it's at the top of that bubble. When it burst, there will be losers and winners, but I suspect Bonnaroo will survive and remain as one of the premier events. That bubble bursting would probably be a good thing all around.
  25. 1 point
    Honestly that location in the center of the parish would be more ideal for some sort of institutional or distribution hub. Something with flex space I think would work well there or maybe even education use. Bonne Carre was actually a great spot for a tech center IMO. The natural progression for a lot of smaller companies in there would be their own flex space. Distribution centers can very easily be turned into tech centers and vice versa. A lot of smaller tech companies in Atlanta, Memphis, and on the west coast using spaces like that these days.
  26. 1 point
    Stones River Greenway has new artwork entitled "Bridging Two Rivers." Murals decorate the two sides of one of the tunnels that pass under Briley Parkway as the trail approaches the majestic bridge across the Cumberland. A few photos from my walk yesterday.
  27. 1 point
    ask my wife, that was a tough credit card charge to explain. lol
  28. 1 point
    Wow that is great for Greenville (and my property value a half mile away ) We do check prices down there from time to time. I m not talking beachfront or North of Broad, prices do seem a lot closer to here than I would have thought though. Bump that higher end into the 750's to 799 like stated above and they get even closer. I absolutely love Greenville and it is without a doubt a gem. I am just starting to wonder if there is a housing price bubble starting to happen here. Maybe Im just getting old and think everything should be cheaper, because I definitely catch myself saying that a lot more now! Now I just need to find out where everyone is working to make the kind of money to pay those mortgages!